Commercial & Facilities

Large enterprises distributed over vast distances face considerable security challenges when it comes to protecting their assets through access control, video surveillance and alarms. SIA membership consists of the world’s leading manufacturers and integrators of commercial security solutions to provide assurance to these organizations.

Cobalt Robotics
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SIA New Member Profile: Cobalt Robotics

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Few technologies capture the imagination like robots, and Cobalt Robotics is a new company that manufactures robot patrol guards! The company, based in Palo Alto, California, is a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we were pleased to catch up with CEO and Co-founder Travis Deyle to discuss why patrol robots offer…

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SIA Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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Javits Center New York City
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Touring the Javits Center Security Command Center

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Inside the command center for security operations of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a digital screen on a side wall reminds personnel of the sort of threats they could face at the cavernous convention center. A screen represents a timeline of recent terror attacks; observations and suspects related to local New York City crimes…

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How Business Tax Reform Benefits the Security Industry

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Last month, Congressional Republicans and senior officials in the Trump Administration released their Unified Tax Reform Framework, and work on tackling a campaign pledge to overhaul the nation’s tax laws began in earnest. More details are expected from the Congressional tax committees as early as this week. Their goal is to enact the most sweeping…

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SIA Announces Rose M. Littlejohn, PwC Managing Director for Security, as Keynote for Securing New Ground

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Littlejohn, a leading security practitioner, will share her insights with manufacturers, integrators, and others at the security industry’s top executive conference on Oct. 26. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced Rose M. Littlejohn, Managing Director, Security, Meeting and Events Services and U.S. Travel, PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers), as a keynote presenter for…

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Dave Tynan of Axis Communications Honored as Sports Security Innovator

NCS4 and SIA present Dave Tynan (center) with the Sports Security Innovator Award. ​Dave Tynan of Axis Communications received the inaugural Sports Security Innovator Award, presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday. Tynan, who is currently Axis’…

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Collaborating for the Future of Smart Buildings

Collaborate, so you can innovate More than one hundred years ago, in 1885, Warren Johnson, a university professor in Wisconsin, invented the first electric room thermostat. The building controls industry was born, and our ability to construct and build vertically was born. Our city skylines today—in some respects, our way of life3have grown from this…

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SIA Calls for Senate Action on PASS Act

An industry coalition led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) yesterday strongly urged U.S. Senate leaders to ensure swift passage of H.511/S. 190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, before an important regulatory exemption for external power supplies expires July 1. Click here to read the industry letter. ​Power supplies used in security and…

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SIA New Member Profile: Kwikset

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard residential lock manufacturer Kwikset headquartered in Lake Forest, California! SIA caught up with Nick English, North American Sales Manager, Residential Access Solutions, for Kwikset about the company’s recent activities in smart locks and their overall relationship to smart homes. “Multiple studies have shown that the most popular entry…

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SIA New Member Profile: Gemalto

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard digital security giant Gemalto, with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas. We chatted with Amy McKeown, U.S. Field Marketing Manager, Biometrics, Gemalto, about her role at the company and Gemalto’s engagement with SIA activities and events. For more info, visit the company’s website at www.gemalto.com​. How did you get…

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